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ERIC Number: EJ1109728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1949-6427
A Teacher Educator Who Challenged Minds and Changed Lives for African Americans
Gentry, Ruben
Journal of Case Studies in Education, v3 Jul 2012
The path to quality education for African Americans has been rough and often fraught with resistance from the time that they were denied any education, to "separate" education, and even to "no child left behind" education. Any significant achievement for them in the American educational system required blood, sweat, and tears on the part of somebody. This manuscript first provides an overview of how education for African Americans has unfolded in this country. To set the stage for how a person might enhance opportunities for Blacks to gain an education, a role and scope picture of the college professor is presented. From these two perspectives, the life-long effort of a dynamic college professor is revealed. The story depicts the professor's background and educational attainment, employment choice, efforts at program development, fund procurement, preparation of students, and advocacy for graduates' advancement. It also pinpoints specific hurdles that the professor had to overcome along the way and reveals how in the end, the efforts did not go completely unnoticed. The case comes together as "The house that Jackie (pseudonym) built for Mack." Jackie spent a lifetime challenging minds and changes lives for African Americans. Even after retirement, she continued to enhance the development of her former students. There still is a need for professors like this teacher educator; for some battles have been successfully fought, the victory has yet to be won in affording full educational opportunities to African Americans.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida; Mississippi
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